Meat and Two: Spicy Turkey Meatloaf + Creamy Smashed Potatoes + Fennel, Beet & Kale Greens

“Meat & threes.” You gotta love ‘em. Protein, starch, vegetable (and/or fruit) and bread — it’s all there, perfectly blanketing the plate with colors, nutrition and deliciousness. I don’t often cook meat and threes. Mostly because it’s a lot of work to make for only two people (Hubs and I). I usually make a meat/protein and one. Tuna […]

Jamie Oliver inspired Tuscan Salad

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may have noticed my recent obsession with Jamie Oliver. Well, in actuality I’ve been fixated on his passionate vision for several years now but incidentally put it on the shelf for a couple dozen moons until a certain YouTube search for “Jamie Oliver 30-minute-meals” brought my attention to […]

Semi-Homemade Lentil Soup

Poor hubs has been sick for the past couple of days. For his snuffyness and sore throat I made him lentil soup. He really likes the canned Progresso Lentil Soup but being the Nutrition Nazi that I am, I know that canned anything has a lot of sodium in it. Henceforth, I grabbed a $2 […]

Another Good Year: 2013 Recap

your favorites: 10.  Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – Mmm mmm! 9. 10-Minute Granola – That’s right, only ten minutes! 8. Homemade Pizza Pockets – Kid Friendly! 7. Mini Fruit Pies – A Healthier Dessert! 6. Chick Pea Tuna Salad – An Alternative to Boring Tuna! 5. Homemade Applesauce – Better than store-bought! 4. Peanut Butter […]

Shepherd’s Pie

Well, guess I’m a little late for New Year’s sooooo, happy almost new month, guys! I would say my excuse for not writing is school and work, but to be honest it’s truly been a unmotivation to blog. Bloggers go through phases, right? All I’ve felt like doing after homework is watching Netflix, knitting and […]

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

I hope everyone had a relaxing and happy day yesterday! Cobalt and I spent another year with his family, opening stockings, eating homemade eggnog cinnamon rolls, sharing presents and enjoying lunch with their grandmother. The day before my brother and his family graciously met hubs and I in town to take us to lunch and spend the afternoon […]

Herbed Roasted Vegetables

I made this dish with seasonal veggies from Crabtree Farms. They were so delicious!! Note: it refrigerates¬†and reheats (in the microwave) well. Herbed Roasted Vegetables Ingredients ¬† 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed 3 medium zephyr squashes, cubed 5-6 medium potatoes, cubed 1 white onion, roughly slivered Minced garlic (canned or fresh) Fresh and/or […]